Twitter is updating Spaces to allow hosts to designate up to two co-hosts for its audio social spaces, making it easier for audio space hosts to help manage and moderate conversations.
Once invited, co-hosts almost all have the same moderation and administration rights as the main host: they can speak, invite other members of the room to speak, pin tweets, boot people from the room, and more.
However, there are a few limitations: only the main host can invite or remove other users as co-hosts – for example, one co-host cannot invite a second. Co-hosts can’t end the room either; only the original host can.
The co-host feature also expands the number of participants that can talk simultaneously in a room: now you can have one host, two co-hosts and ten speakers all in a room at once, compared to the previous ten-speaker boundary.
making it easier to manage your Space…introducing co-hosting!
– hosts have two co-host invites they can send
– the table just got bigger: 1 host, 2 co-hosts and 10 speakers
– co-hosts can help invite speakers, manage requests, remove participants, pin tweets, and more! pic.twitter.com/s76JFbhTL2
— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) August 5, 2021
The new addition is rolling out now and should be a useful component to help hosts keep Spaces in check, especially for larger conversations. The rapid rollout also shows how important Twitter thinks Spaces is: the company also recently devoted the top portion of users’ timelines in the app (where Fleets used to live) to the social audio feature.